Welcome to the NT Mental Health Coalition

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed mental health organisations in the Northern Territory. The Coalition has a network of 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of 35 organisations. The Coalition is a member of both the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA)

The aim of the Coalition is to be a strong voice for member organisations and a reference point for governments on all issues relating to the provision of mental health services in the Northern Territory, engaging regularly and consulting with the community mental health sector, members, and stakeholders. Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the online calendar, and organising the community Mental Health Awards.

Latest News

NT Human Services Industry Plan – Join the Conversation! Register

The Northern Territory Government is hosting Industry Forums across the Northern Territory to talk about the NT Human Services Industry Plan.

The human services industry in the Northern Territory plays a vital role in the lives of Territorians.  Access to high-quality human services contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and the welfare of the community as a whole, and underpins economic and social participation.

Register to attend a forum or for further information visit the website.

BE engaged Mental Health Planning 2019

The Northern Territory Government is reviewing the NT Mental Health Strategic Plan to better meet the social and emotional needs of Territorians and align priorities with the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

Following community feedback, a draft strategic plan will be developed and provided to stakeholders for final comment mid-April 2019.

The NT Mental Health Strategic Plan 2019 – 2025 will be publicly released in May 2019.

There is still time to have your say by completing the online feedback form by 31 March 2019.

National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS)

The National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) has been funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, to provide a critical response to support individuals, families and communities affected by suicide-related or other trauma that is culturally responsive to their needs and to strengthen community capacity and resilience in communities where there have been high levels of suicide to better recognise and respond to critical incidents and strengthen service system coordination. To learn more about the NICRS click here or call our head office on (03) 8578 1410.

Download the flyer by clicking here

Subscribe to our monthly e-bulletin



2017-18 NT Mental Health Coalition Annual Report

Click here to download the Annual Report.


Release of the Final Report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review 2017

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review 2017 has now been completed. A forum for all interested stakeholders was held on 22 January 2018 in Darwin. This was an opportunity to discuss the findings and recommendations of the review. A further forum was held in Alice Springs on 15 March 2018.
To view the final report click here.

In conjunction with the report the NT Mental Health Coalition contributed to an article on Croakey (independent, in-depth social journalism for health) 19 January 2018 about the mental health and suicide prevention service review undertaken for the Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NTPHN). Click here to view the article.


CMHA Submission to the NDIS Costs Issues Paper

The CMHA submission can be accessed on the Productivity Commission website: Click here



To view the CMHA Advocacy & Representation page please click here.


Useful Links

Mental Health First Aid Australia

For a link to the accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors in the Northern Territory click here.

For a link to accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors Nationwide click here.

Free Online Peer Support Forums

The sane forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers. 

SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for promoting the forums into metropolitan, regional, and rural communities around Australia.


Sane Australia Representation Survey

In 2018 SANE Australia conducted a survey asking Australians how they wanted mental illness to be represented in images. With over 5,000 participants, the majority of those having a lived experience of mental illness, the survey results gave a clear indication of the types of images that contribute to stigma and which images portray a fair and accurate representation of living with a mental illness. 
For the survey report please click here.